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New adult day centre for Queensferry

Published: 03/11/2017

Despite the unprecedented financial pressures faced by Flintshire, the Council continues to invest in its capital programme which primarily supports infrastructure, assets and buildings. A total investment of £4 million has been allocated for the construction of a brand new learning disability day services facility which will replace the existing Glanrafon centre in Queensferry. This is part of the Councils commitment to day care for service users. Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance, said: “Despite the council facing an enormous financial challenge, we have set out a clear and ambitious capital programme and this £4 million demonstrates this Council’s commitment to providing much needed investment in this important and valued service. The new facility will replace the existing day centre which is an ageing and inefficient building. The new building will be state-of-the-art and has been designed with input from service users, their family members and our staff.” Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Services, Councillor Christine Jones, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the start of this project. The proposed site for the new building provides an accessible and prominent position and we are hoping, subject to planning approvals, that construction can start in spring next year, with a completion date scheduled for early 2019.”